SUMMER IS IN FULL SWING, AND IT IS HOT!

When folks think about summertime in Seattle, they tend not to think about extreme heat or drought, but the summer of 2015 has so far manifested some of the hottest days on record. At home, it can be easy to take comfort in air condition or the cooling breeze of a fan, but to a homeless person, extreme heat is at best an added challenge to an already very uncomfortable and difficult living situation.

View of downtown from West Seattle

View of downtown from West Seattle

In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.
— Thurgood Marshall

In every neighborhood of Seattle there is some percentage of the homeless population trying to make ends meet. Please think about those less fortunate and be mindful of the homeless community around you. Take a moment to consider what you can do to make a homeless person's situation a little less difficult in the hot weather. Some ideas? Find your local food bank and donate non-perishable food, bottled water, or clothing, or make a small monetary donation. Volunteer your time, or plan to come to St. Cloud's to participate in the next Homeless Cooking Project! 

NEXT HOMELESS COOKING PROJECT ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 15TH!

John and Pablo are excited to receive donations of some fantastic canned tuna over the next two months from Ocean Naturals in Bellevue, WA. At the next Homeless Cooking Project they are hoping to create some outstanding tuna salads and tuna pasta dishes with the help of their beloved volunteers. Bring ideas and accompaniments - and don't forget your cutting boards and aprons, too!

Last but not least, please enjoy the selection of photos below from the last few Homeless Cooking Projects in April, May, and June 2015!

WRAPPING UP 2014 IN PHOTOS AND SPEECHES

My, how time flies! We'd like to thank you for your patience as we catch up the blog to the present just before we turn the corner and head into a new year! The Homeless Cooking Project underwent a transition this fall, as some of the background administrative tasks found new owners, and now we're back on track! 

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This month we wrap up 2014 by looking back at the collage of meals we prepared for the Homeless Cooking Project this fall, giving thanks to the wonderful volunteers who helped produce them, and sharing the speeches John gave in October and November. We hope this collection of photos and videos conveys not only what we are able to create and give to others who are less fortunate when we work together for a meaningful cause, but also how much we value the time and service that our volunteers so willingly share with us every month.

Best wishes to everyone for a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2015, and please stay tuned for news about the next homeless cooking project event in January!

WED 9/17: IT'S TIME FOR THE HOMELESS COOKING PROJECT!

You are invited! 
Please join us at St. Clouds restaurant for:

The Homeless Cooking Project
Wednesday, 9/17
9am - 1pm


Dear friends,

My brother from California is paying a visit next week, timing his visit to join us for cooking on Wednesday.  May we all plan our travels and schedules around good works for those in need.  Hope to see you for meatloaf on Monday and cooking on Wednesday!

Best, John and Pablo


What's cooking at the Homeless Cooking Project this month?

From our friends at Ocean Beauty Seafood:  100 pounds of fish, divided equally among Rock Sole, Turbot, and Salmon.  Fish stew, perhaps?

From Cascioppo Bros. Meats, 40 pounds of Chicken Andouille Sausage

50 pounds of 5 oz pork chops


Mark your calendars!

Next month’s Homeless Cooking Project will be:

Wednesday, 10/15/14

HOMELESS COOKING PROJECT PARTNER TENT CITY 3 NEEDS MEAL DONORS

From the newsletter of our friends at Tent City 3:

Dear Friends of Tent City 3,
 
Tent City 3 is a hungry place these days. Greater Seattle Cares’ meal calendar is looking sort of empty, with no meal available to residents on over half the nights in August.
 Do you have a group that might be interested in providing a hot meal for some hungry campers? It’s easy! Check out our website for ideas of what to cook and other tips to make the effort a success.  http://greaterseattlecares.org/ways-to-help/meals-lets-cook/  

And then look for date on our meal calendar. http://greaterseattlecares.org/tent-city-3/meal-calendar/  

Reserve a date on our meal calendar http://greaterseattlecares.org/tent-city-3/reserve-meal-calendar/

 If you need a place to cook Thursdays or Fridays or a little help with paying for the ingredients, we can help. Just contact Bill Bear at 206 496 3116 or flyingbear2@gmail.com   

Nobody should go hungry in Seattle, don’t you think?
Thank you
Greater Seattle Cares Board

Sincerely,
Leslie, Cindy, Bill, Anne, Jenny, Liz, Josef
The Greater Seattle Cares Board of Directors